This is a very hard post for me to write.

If you’ve been following my stories on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been having a hard time with this whole lockdown situation in that I don’t really want it to come to an end. Let me explain.

So last week I ventured out into the wild to fetch my prescription at the pharmacy. It was the first time I’ve been out in public in about a month, and it felt weird. I haven’t been around people (besides my hubby) in a long time and ever since I got back from my errand I’ve been feeling awfully down. I literally felt my anxiety come back.

Adrienne Blouse | Scarlet Stitch
Pattern: Friday Pattern Company Adrienne Blouse // Size: M (6-8) // Fabric: Scuba Knit from Lowry Fabrics // Thread: Mettler Metrosene 100% Polyester Thread from Bernina // Sewing Machine: Bernina B535 // Overlocker: Bernina 1300MDC

I’m an empath, and I easily pick up on people’s energies and it affects me to the point where I physically have to lie down because it makes me feel depressed.

I need to find a way to set boundaries.

After sharing this on my Instagram story, I received so many words of encouragement and wonderful messages from you saying how you can totally relate and also how you have dealt with it. My hubby always tells me that I’m not responsible for the emotional state of others, and he is right. I need to set boundaries, but it’s easier said than done. It’s important that I am aware of it now. And this is the reason why I don’t want the lockdown to end. I’m just not ready to go back and face the world.

In other news, I made this gorgeous #AdrienneBlouse by Friday Pattern Company. I’ve been swooning over this pattern since I first saw it, I mean, can we just have a moment for these amazing sleeves?! Although the sleeves are everything, I was initially skeptical because of the fitted bodice. I have a bit of a tummy that I like to hide with all my loose and flowy garments. I’m not comfortable showing off my pouch, if you know what I mean.

I decided to throw caution to the wind and say F*CK IT! Who cares? I wanted this top so bad, so I purchased the pattern, and before I knew it, a new creation was summoned into existence. See, this is why I feel we are creating magic with our hands. It’s so on point with the Scarlet Stitch brand. You are literally taking a flat piece of fabric and turning it into a 3D garment that you can wear!

It’s magic.

This was such a quick and easy make. I’ll definitely add this one to my list of “palette cleanser” projects. The minute I tried it on I smiled like a cheshire cat, I was so excited about it and I just love the way I feel when I wear it. I’m definitely going to be making more of these, and trying out some hacks, like turning it into a dress! But as mentioned in my previous post, I’m trying to only take on new patterns for now, until I’ve worked my way through my pattern stash.

Enjoy the pictures…

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